Loraine Couturier

About Loraine Couturier

Loraine Couturier is a writer and researcher for Northpoint Recovery. She has been writing since 2012 and has been fortunate enough to write about yoga, psychology, health, and wellness. She sees writing as a means to helping others on a grand scale.

Police Teach Teens About Drug Addiction in Boise, Idaho

By |2019-09-05T14:52:46+00:00August 31st, 2019|

In Boise, police officers have created a teen program that educates kids on what happens when they abuse drugs and alcohol. Addiction is an epidemic in the US and statistics have found it usually starts when adults are teens. In fact, 90% of addicts today will have started using drugs or alcohol during their teens. This is what has prompted Officer Jim Cromwell and others to educate kids from grade 8 to 11 about addiction. The police officers are stepping into health classes all over the Boise School District in an effort to inform [...]

Overcoming Addiction in Idaho (Opioids, Alcohol & Meth)

By |2019-10-03T22:20:10+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

If you’re looking to overcome addiction in Idaho, there is help. You’ll need the support from others to help you with the difficult challenges that come from getting sober. It might sound cut and dry to go into an Idaho detox center and move on with your life. It’s rare that people only need help with physical symptoms. The psychological symptoms of addiction recovery take longer and are often more intense. The emotional reasons for substance abuse and addiction may surprise you as you begin to dig deeper. There are a few different means [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal – What Is Delirium Tremens and Is It Dangerous?

By |2019-10-09T21:33:44+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when someone who’s dependent on alcohol stops and experiences side effects. There are a variety of symptoms and side effects that range in severity. The most dangerous of these side effects are delirium tremens. This symptom of alcoholism is a result of heavy drinking for a long period of time. It is why someone should get professional detox when they abstain from alcohol. Recovering from alcohol addiction should always be managed properly to avoid the risk factors. While there are addictions that come with their challenges, recovery from drinking is a [...]

Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and Side-Effects: Must Know Info

By |2019-07-25T18:39:36+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Heroin withdrawal symptoms are said to be one of the hardest things any addict will ever face. This is compared to other drugs that cause addiction. Decades ago, use of the drug would be unheard of in the mainstream. There is a stigma that only homeless junkies would ever get involved in such a dangerous street drug. Sadly, the prescription opioid epidemic has caused average people to turn to heroin because it’s easier and cheaper to obtain. The cause of addiction with opioids are due to how it works within the body. It doesn’t [...]

What Kinds of Addictions Can Naltrexone Treat?

By |2019-10-02T18:29:06+00:00July 11th, 2018|

Naltrexone is a medication that helps people stop taking opioids or drinking alcohol. The opioid epidemic in the U.S. is the worst drug crisis the country has ever seen. The overdoses that are happening with opioids are the leading cause of death for people under 50 years old in the U.S. Last year, opioids killed nearly 64,000 Americans. It is one of the drugs that was developed to help people recover from an opioid addiction. It also works to aid those who are looking to abstain from alcohol abuse. It is capable of blocking [...]

Chris Cornell: How Big a Role Did Ativan Play?

By |2019-10-09T18:28:57+00:00July 9th, 2018|

Chris Cornell was the front man for Soundgarden and then Audioslave. He committed suicide in 2017 and Ativan was found in his system. His wife called his actions “inexplicable”. In a recent interview, a year after his death, she said that he loved his life and would never end it. Addiction to Ativan is a deep and complex disease. According to Vicky Cornell, when she spoke to her husband by phone shortly after his Detroit performance, she noticed he was slurring his words. In a later statement, Vicky said, “…he told me he may [...]

About Flakka: The New Designer Drug

By |2019-08-26T01:59:54+00:00July 6th, 2018|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyeVhYTMtmY Flakka  - The New Dangerous Designer Drug Recently, there have been a lot of outrageous stories about people in Florida doing strange things. For example, a man rushed out of his house in Miami a month ago. He ripped off all his clothes and screamed violently while running. This occurred after smoking Flakka, a crystal-like drug. It took five police officers to take him down. The “excited delirium” that the user ends up in seems to create a superhuman strength. With this strength, there is delusion, paranoia, and hallucination. The drug is [...]

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